Congress averts government shutdown... for now

Congress averts government shutdown... for now

"This is a waste of time", Pelosi said.

Alabama Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne, a member of the House Armed Services Committee who has been negotiating with GOP leadership, told USA TODAY he was pushing for a separate bill because military funding was one of the areas of bipartisan consensus.

The Republican leaders spoke of the need to help young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, but also stressed the importance of addressing border security and other parts of "our broken immigration system". They have yet to say what they will do.

In response, Pelosi tweeted that Trump was "the only person talking about a government shutdown".

Negotiations are sure to be tricky.

In further indication of the problems GOP leaders face, 34 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., urging him to hold a vote by year's end on extending protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the US illegally as children.

The immigrants are viewed sympathetically by the public and most lawmakers but face deportation in a few months because President Donald Trump reversed administrative protections provided to them by former President Barack Obama.

"I want to see Senate action, and I think they owe it to the House to show us those next steps".

If the conservative faction ultimately backs the package, it would likely seal the GOP's hopes of avoiding the need for a last-minute deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who could demand additional concessions to keep the government open.

"That would be very important to us", said Representative Mark Walker, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest grouping of conservatives in the House.

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks will resign, sources say
Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself". The statement is supposed to be released sometime on Thursday.

Israel strikes Gaza Strip amid tensions over Jerusalem
An Islamist militant group called the Al-Tawheed Brigades took credit for firing the rockets at Israel. The IDF said the strikes on Gaza had been carried out with tank fire and from an aerial vehicle.

Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies harassment allegations
Ford will be responsible for "building business opportunities" for clients, Morgan Stanley said ". 'This simply did not happen. Ford also serves as a paid on-air political analyst for NBC/MSNBC and regularly appears on the MSNBC program " Morning Joe ".

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also say they hope to come to an agreement. Pelosi and Schumer left the White House without speaking to reporters.

"Until we get those assurances, we are just kicking a can down the road", said Republican Representative Andy Biggs, a member of the Freedom Caucus. He called keeping the government running "just basic governing".

The federal government was set for a partial shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill that would fund the government through December 22 while lawmakers negotiate a longer spending bill. Conservatives had threatened to oppose the legislation.

Earlier Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to describe the status of internal GOP budget talks after House Republicans met privately to discuss their next steps.

The Freedom Caucus on Monday initially withheld votes on a motion to go to conference with the Senate on the two chambers' tax-reform bills to gain leverage over GOP leaders on the spending strategy.

The two Democrats said in a statement that nothing specific had been agreed at the meeting, which included a briefing from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis about military issues. The Senate seemed ready to follow.

The government runs out of money at midnight Friday.

The two-week spending measure is aimed at giving both parties' bargainers more time to reach longer-term budget decisions.

Related Articles

  • Starbucks Launches New Christmas Tree Frappuccino For The Holiday Season

    Starbucks Launches New Christmas Tree Frappuccino For The Holiday Season

    The drink is made out of a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino that's topped with a tree made out of matcha whipped cream. Still, it's worth pointing out that the nutritional information for the Christmas Tree Frappuccino is eye-opening.
    Will you get the flu shot?

    Will you get the flu shot?

    Australian health records show an effectiveness of less than 10 per cent for the same vaccine used by Canada. Usually, a H3N2 portends a severe flu year, but mild H3N2 years have also occurred, she said.
    SmackDown Live viewership see big decrease

    SmackDown Live viewership see big decrease

    Also, the Smackdown Women's Championship Match between champion Charlotte Flair and Natalya has been made a lumberjack match.
  • Serena Williams 'has entered' Australian Open

    Tiley described the Australian Open, which will be held from January 15 to 28, as a "family-friendly event". Tiley further added that if Serana is able to return and defend her title, it would be a huge achievement.
    Nets trade for Jahlil Okafor, reports say

    Nets trade for Jahlil Okafor, reports say

    Okafor was the third player selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, but never lived up to expectations with the 76ers. Okafor publicly requested a trade or buyout on November 1 and the team declined his $6.3 million team option.
    White House says Trump will undergo physical exam after slurred speech

    White House says Trump will undergo physical exam after slurred speech

    While some said that the president might have suffered a mini stroke, which caused the slurring. It was not yet known if the president wears dentures or any other orthodontic device.
  • European Union  takes member states to court for failing to meet migrant quotas

    European Union takes member states to court for failing to meet migrant quotas

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban considers Mr Soros a key political foe, mainly due to their diverging views on migration. In 2015, the IOM estimated more than 1 million people entered Europe, mostly from Syria, Eritrea and Iraq.
    Dexter Fletcher to direct Freddie Mercury biopic

    Dexter Fletcher to direct Freddie Mercury biopic

    The filmmaker will then oversee postproduction as Fox hopes to keep the film on track for December 2018. Robot's Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury .
    Cleveland Browns fire executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown

    Cleveland Browns fire executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown

    The Browns have stockpiled picks for future drafts, with six additional picks in April's draft. Sashi Brown was promoted to executive VP /Gm after the firing of Ray Farmer .
  • IIHS Releases 2018 Top Vehicle Safety Picks

    IIHS Releases 2018 Top Vehicle Safety Picks

    The Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Outback and WRX were top performers in the test according to IIHS and received its "Good" rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its picks for the safest cars of 2018.
    Here's presenting Ranveer Singh as 'Simmba'

    Here's presenting Ranveer Singh as 'Simmba'

    Sharing the first poster of Simmba through social media platform, Karan Johar also announced the release date of the film. It is likely that the actor-director duo will set our scenes on fires with their energy and full-of-life personas.
    Overwatch's holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode

    Overwatch's holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode

    We also don't know if this skin is tied to the specific winter event or if it will go into circulation with the normal look boxes. The new mode is called " Mei's Yeti Hunt ", and it sees a team of five Meis trying to bring down one super-charged Winston.